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A new school year commenced in Latvia on 1 September, Knowledge Day, with festivities.

Education period will end on 31 May 2017 for 1st-8th graders and 12 May 2017 for 10th-11th graders. The school year will end after all state exams – 9 June. As for 12th graders, their school year will end on 16 June.

The school year also has an autumn break (24 October – 28 October), a winter break (22 December – 4 January) and a spring break (13 March – 17 March).

Most schools in Latvia have been declared fit to begin a new school year, as concluded by Education Quality State Service. After analysing information provided by municipalities on the preparedness of their schools for the 2016/2017 school year, IKVD concluded that 70% of municipal education institutions have successfully formed their teacher teams and 56% have finished repair work.

According to information provided by Latvian municipalities, IKVD concluded that Latvia has a lack of English language, music, physics, mathematics, primary school teachers and speech therapists.

Here is a look at 1 September in Latvia:

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